Geek Culture is Mainstream, But Geek Girls Remain Left Behind

Media critic Jason Tocci explores the etymological evolution of the terms “geek” and “nerd” from adolescent insults to proud self-descriptors. He argues that with the growing dependency on technology and the staggering revenue generated from sci-fi movies and conventions, geeks are no longer the outsiders they were in decades past. When a population reclaims the terms once hurled at them in negativity as a positive … Continue reading Geek Culture is Mainstream, But Geek Girls Remain Left Behind

Peter Pan, Existentialist Fairy Tale?

“To die would be an awfully big adventure” crows Peter Pan, the cocky paragon of eternal youthfulness and fairytale flights. Peter Pan has become one of the most recognizable fictional characters since he first appeared in a section of J.M. Barrie’s book The Little White Bird in 1902 and later took center stage in the December 1904 London premiere play of Peter Pan, or the … Continue reading Peter Pan, Existentialist Fairy Tale?

Reboots, Remakes, Revivals: Nostalgia in the Streaming Era

Netflix recently released the second season of Full House sequel Fuller House to the delight of many millennials and Gen Xers across the country who grew up with the original. Girl Meets World, the offspring of ABC’s popular ‘90s show Boy Meets World, is currently airing its third season on Disney Channel, introducing a new audience to the quirky but kind Matthews family. The X-Files … Continue reading Reboots, Remakes, Revivals: Nostalgia in the Streaming Era